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Partitioning 2tb drive with windows 8 on it

I have a 2 Tb HDD and I wanted to partition it about 50 GB for Ubuntu and the rest for Windows 8. But I can't seem to be able to move the slider any less than 100 GB for Ubuntu? PS I have already ...
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Does choosing the “Replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu” delete my drive data? [duplicate]

Quote from here: Install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS | Ubuntu Allocate drive space Use the checkboxes to choose whether you'd like to Install Ubuntu alongside another operating system, delete your ...
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“No root file system is defined error” when installing [duplicate]

i tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 with CD but it is not detecting my Windows Installation (Windows XP SP2) and I don't want to do partioning manually. I then tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 using Wubi. ...
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How do I partition a drive so that the data is separate from the operating system?

I'm planing to install ubuntu 12.10 in a dell inspiron 17 laptop as the unique operating system. I would like to know how to partition the drive in order to have my data separate from the operating ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu without formatting partition - what folders are deleted?

When re-installing Ubuntu on a partition where an existing Ubuntu installation already exists, and not choosing to format the partition, the installer shows a warning message before it begins ...
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How to create a Windows-readable FAT32 partition on Persistent USB?

Is it possible to create a FAT32 Parition in Ubuntu Persistent USB that is Windows-readable? If so how? I created a FAT32 partition in the past and labelled it as '/windows', though this was unable ...
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How do I resize partitions using the simple installation wizard (installing a second Ubuntu)? [duplicate]

I'm running 11.10 and installing 12.04 LTS Beta 1 off a DVD. Using the installation wizard, I picked "Install 12.04 LTS alongside 11.10". I am presented with a slider with approx 240GB on the left ...
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Mount FAT32 filesystem as /home during installation?

Setup in Ubuntu 11.10 installation gives me this message while in advanced partitioning: "The file system type fat32 cannot be mounted on /home, because it is not a fully-functional Unix file system. ...
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Installer doesn't detect existing partition table/windows 7 partition

I am having this issue with 11.10 . Ubiquity doesn't detect the existing windows 7 partition and when I choose to manually partition the disk, I can't see any partition there. When I log into the live ...
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Installer tries to resize my recovery partition instead of the normal partition when installing alongside Windows 7

When I try to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 (using the option in "install Ubuntu 11.10"), it tries to split with my recovery partition, not the proper Windows partition. If I try advanced ...
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Installing Ubuntu 10.10 / Windows 7 dual boot confusion

I had an Ubuntu 9/Windows 7 dual boot. (I almost never use the Windows side, actually.) Ubuntu was bugging me to update, so I tried it (backing up everything first). Somehow, the update failed (I ...